Along with the traditional pointspread, total and money line offerings made available at online sportsbooks for Super Bowl LIV between the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs, there will be a bevy of prop wagers offered up. If you thought the...
Along with the traditional pointspread, total and money line offerings made available at online sportsbooks for Super Bowl LIV between the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs, there will be a bevy of prop wagers offered up. If you thought the National Championship Game between Clemson and LSU had its fair share of offerings, you ain’t seen nothing yet! It’s gotten to the point that the money taken in on props competes with the amount of traditional wagers placed on the game. From individual player props to betting on who will score the first touchdown or the color of Gatorade dumped on the winning coach’s head, Super Bowl Sunday will be nothing short of an NFL bettors wet dream! With the amount of star power set to take to the gridiron, a plethora of moneymaking options await! Without further ado, let’s dig into some of the props and see if we can’t put a bow on the 2019-2020 NFL betting season by adding some extra units to the bank roll!
Super Bowl LIV Odds
Kansas City -1
Coin Toss: Tails -110
Tails never fails! That is all…
Super Bowl LIV First Scoring Play: San Francisco Touchdown +310
I’m of the belief that the 49ers run away and hide in this one. Sorry Kansas City; it is what it is. As hard KC will attempt to prevent itself from falling into another early game hole like it did through its first two playoff games, I just don’t foresee the Chiefs being able to stop the 49ers running game. While it did a tremendous job preventing Derrick Henry from going HAM in the AFC title game, there’s no way it stops the trio of Raheem Mostert, Tevin Coleman and Matt Breida from doing what they do best. There won’t be settling for any field goals here either. Look for the ground attack to get the Niners into the red zone almost immediately, and for the drive to get capped off with a touchdown run or strike to propel San Francisco to the game’s first lead.
Raheem Mostert Total Rushing Attempts Under 16.5 -132
Though this position has gotten awfully chalky as the game nears, I still think there’s plenty of value here. While I believe San Francisco simply has its way with the Chiefs run defense, I don’t foresee either of the three options in the backfield hogging all the carries. There will be plenty to go around for Mostert, Tevin Coleman and Matt Breida to divvy up as the Niners salt the game away in the second half. Mostert surpassed this impost only once in the regular season in rushing 19 times for 146 yards against the Baltimore Ravens back in Week 13. While he nearly doubled this impost in the NFC title game against the Packers, that had more to do with both Breida and Coleman being injured. I’m looking for more quality than quantity from Mostert against the Chiefs, and also recommend laying -170 on him scoring a touchdown; if not 3!
Patrick Mahomes Passing Yards Under 299.5 +111
Yes, Aaron Rodgers most recently torched Richard Sherman and company for 326 yards to exceed his passing yards prop with ease in the NFC title game. Just like I expect the Chiefs will have to do, the Packers were forced to play catchup in the second half due to trailing 27-0. However, just because I foresee San Fran getting out to another substantial lead, it doesn’t mean Mahomes will simply be able to excel much the way Rodgers did. San Francisco will be out to make a statement in this game, and it just so happens to possess the best pass defense in the league. The Niners surrender less than 40 yards per game to opposing tight ends, so Travis Kelce could have his work cut out for him. Take away Mahomes’ security blanket, and it will be interesting to see if he can surpass this impost with Tyreke Hill, Sammie Watkins and Mecole Hardman; I’m betting he doesn’t!
Color of Gatorade Thrown on Winning Coach: Red +256
Though it’s known teams don’t have any red colored Gatorade on the sideline during the game due to not wanting to stain jerseys or confuse spilled energy drink for blood, I can’t help but think each sideline has some red at their disposal should they come out triumphant in SB LIV. It’s the main color of both teams for crying out loud! Should each team color coordinate, it’ll be a nice ticket cash!